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Paint.NET v3.10 Beta 2 is now available

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Express    0

Source: http://blog.getpaint.net/

Download: http://www.getpaint.net/download.html#Download

Changes:

  • Changed: Increased max brush size to 500, as per forum members request
  • Fixed: Some layout issues with the Save Configuration dialog and the DDS configuration control
  • Fixed: In some cases, undoing an action that removed a layer would result in the un-removed layer not showing up until you resized the Layers window ("ghost layers")
  • Fixed: Pressing F1 from the main window would launch the online help in two browser tabs
  • Fixed: Adding a new layer now adds it above the currently active layer instead of at the very top of the layer list
  • Fixed: Merge Down now activates the merged layer instead of the one above it
  • Fixed: Put the 'x' close button back in the Layer Properties window (managed to fix the bug w/o necessitating removal of the 'x')
  • Fixed: In Vista, clicking on a URL link from the installer will no longer launch the web browser with inherited, elevated privileges
  • New: Soften Portrait effect, by David Issel
  • New: Ink Sketch effect, by David Issel
  • New: DirectDraw Surface (DDS) file format support, by Dean Ashton. Improved from the original source code by optimizing the DXT compression library ("Squish") to take advantage of multiple cores or processors.
  • Improved: Visual fit-and-finish for the Layers window.
  • Improved: Visual fit-and-finish for the close / ?X? button on image thumbnails. Changed: The keyboard shortcut key for the Color Picker is now ?k?. This makes it so that the toolbar option, ?After click: Switch to previous tool?, is not useless for those using the keyboard shortcuFixed:b>Fixed: Pressing Ctrl+[ no longer cancels out of drawing a line/curve, but instead decreases the brush size by 5 as expecteFixed:b>Fixed: Ctrl+clicking on the brush size +/- buttons now changes the brush size in increments ofFixed:b>Fixed: Save Configuration dialog would ?creep downward? from its last position every time it was openedFixed:li>Fixed: TGA codec now saves the # of alpha bits to the image descriptor byte. This was causing some other applications to load TGA files saved with Paint.NET as solid black iFixed:li>Fixed: Clicking the ?X? to close the Layer Properties dialog was not reverting changes made to the layer while the dialoFixed:li>
  • Fixed: Installation will not proceed unless Paint.NET is closed, and will also not allow Paint.NET to be opened until installation is completed. This helps to ensure a fully coherent and complete installation Fixed:li>
  • Fixed: In Vista, it was possible to crash the Save As dialog by typing a filename that wasFixed:li>
  • Fixed: In Vista, it was possible to crash the updater if you let the UAC prompFixed:li>
  • Fixed: It was possible to crash Paint.NET on some systems by clicking on a tool in the Tools window while the ?Save As? dialog was open.

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+hayc59    51

thanks Express!! :)

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BlueFlame    1

Thanks for the news.

Paint.NET is free, powerful and supports windows x64 operating systems.

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Nicholas-c    36

good news :) i haven't used paint.net since i got photoshop but still, a great alternative for photoshop :)

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sb.net    0

Paint.NET is really great but photoshop has things like unsharp mask which I use a lot.. still good for simple edits..

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bangbang023    30

The comparisons to Photoshop need to stop. Paint.Net isn't meant to reach that level of editing. It's meant to be a quick editor with some advanced features. It's a small package with a lot of kick.

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+hayc59    51
The comparisons to Photoshop need to stop. Paint.Net isn't meant to reach that level of editing. It's meant to be a quick editor with some advanced features. It's a small package with a lot of kick.

AGREED!!!

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azz0r_wugg    1

I use paint.net as I no longer have a fireworks license and find photoshop too complex.

My only real gripe with the new build is there is no option to deselect, If I highlight something in Fireworks I can right click to deselect, in paint.net (from my experience) I have to drag quickly off the canvas to release and sometimes that drags things.

Another pet peeve is text isn't editable, it becomes static once you hit enter, whereas fireworks lets you re-edit and remove it.

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TruckWEB    367
The comparisons to Photoshop need to stop. Paint.Net isn't meant to reach that level of editing. It's meant to be a quick editor with some advanced features. It's a small package with a lot of kick.

Right! But for most users, Paint.NET would be enough to kill Photoshop.

Adobe is killing me only with the incredible :wacko: price of Photoshop CS3... And the complete Creative Suite is much, much worst. It's the BMW (read costly not quality) of software. In full honesty, that would be the kind of software that I would.... :shiftyninja: download and crack. But I don't, I gave some money to Paint.Net instead.

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bangbang023    30
I use paint.net as I no longer have a fireworks license and find photoshop too complex.

My only real gripe with the new build is there is no option to deselect, If I highlight something in Fireworks I can right click to deselect, in paint.net (from my experience) I have to drag quickly off the canvas to release and sometimes that drags things.

Another pet peeve is text isn't editable, it becomes static once you hit enter, whereas fireworks lets you re-edit and remove it.

ctrl+d will deselect

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L3thal    2

I love this program.

Thanks!

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azz0r_wugg    1
ctrl+d will deselect

Excellent! Thanks alot.

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Inplode    0

great program

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